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Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

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Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

Interesting video: https:/…

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1. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

WOW that is crazy.

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2. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

Looked really dicey, 200 passengers on board. German aviation authority investigating. Pilots are suspended which is not going to help them get new jobs.

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3. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

As the report said - I wonder how the passengers felt.

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4. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

Not dicey at all. It was a standard go-around pattern. Tower cleared them for a left turn. They weren't "over the tower".

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5. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

If the pilots had full permission to do this, I wonder why the “investigation?”

Just curious,

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6. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

They weren't "over the tower".

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They were over the *terminal*, by just 100 feet. Unnecessary and dangerous. What if an engine stalled and they couldn't get lift?

If they wanted to mark the last flight they could and should have arranged the traditional water cannon salute on the ground.

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7. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

A pre-arranged, pre-authorized 'aborted' landing, with cameras in place on the ground and in the tower to film it ??!!

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8. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

Looked at the video.

I hope these pilots get a sorrow investigation and temporary suspension.

I understand that some younger pilot fly a bit more "sportive". But violating rules (i.e. go around procedure) whilst being in the cockpit is serious. It can go many times good, what when it does not, this would have caused many casualties on board and on the ground.

It reminds me the old saying: There are bold pilots and there are old pilots but there are no old bold pilots.

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9. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

"I hope these pilots get a sorrow (sic) investigation and temporary suspension."

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The airline is about to go out of business so redundancy will supersede any suspension. Indeed if they were only A330 type rated their flying career with AB is already over.

As mentioned above it would most likely affect their chances of being hired by Lufthansa or any other airline. Though RyanAir appears desperate for pilots so a much diminished contract may be all they can hope for.

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10. Re: Air Berlin’s Last TATL Flight - Wing Wave?

<<redundancy will supersede any suspension>> No, the licence can be suspended by the aviation authority.

Though, I like your idea of being punished by downgrading to a roster with mostly short haul flights only.

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